Motorists have been warned to only make essential journeys today.
South Yorkshire Police said roads in South Yorkshire were 'horrendous'.
The M1 is currently running as a single lane, the Woodhead Pass and Snake Pass are closed and many roads around South Yorkshire are treacherous.
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Gritters were out yesterday and have been out since 6.30am.
A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police operational support team said: "Driving conditions around South Yorkshire are horrendous,
"If you don't need to travel then don't.
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"Snow ploughs and gritters are out in force to clear major roads and motorways but at the minute they are fighting a losing battle.
"Please take extra care if you do need to travel, allow plenty of time and please take warm clothing with you."